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Heathite
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556 of 560  Tue 7th Nov 2017 2:01pm  
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Many hawks in the city.
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Helen F
Warrington
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557 of 560  Tue 7th Nov 2017 5:11pm  
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Wow you peeps with the birds of prey. I get a few kestrels and buzzards but nothing more interesting and rarely close enough to photograph. Although I have seen a barn owl once and the tawnies hoot most years. My one real sighting was a lesser spotted woodpecker but I didn't get a photo. I also saw a red legged partridge that while not rare in Europe isn't that common round here. They start building my new garden tomorrow!
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Heathite
Coventry
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558 of 560  Tue 7th Nov 2017 5:34pm  
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I couldn't see what the hawk had caught but my guess is a sparrow. Sparrowhawk - sparrow. Since last year when the first sparrowhawk came into my back garden and nabbed a sparrow, the sparrows have been very slow at showing themselves in the morning. I reckon the hawk has made this area a regular calling point. In taking the photo, I was very lucky, he was right down the garden, maybe 35 feet away. I was in my kitchen, so the photo was taken through the kitchen window and through a metal gate. You can see the blurry rungs of the gate. The rungs are actually 12mm diameter. I treated myself to a Sony 100-400mm zoom with a x2 magnifier. Lot of fun with it.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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559 of 560  Tue 7th Nov 2017 7:12pm  
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"Our" sparrowhawk returned two days later, but we haven't seen it again - and the sparrows, tits and goldfinch are around in large numbers - plus two robins So hopefully the big bad bird has flown off
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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560 of 560  Fri 17th Nov 2017 9:55am  
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Morning all Wave Hope you like this view.
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